Introducing the Get Noticed! Theme for WordPress

We shipped 150 copies of our Limited Release Preview on July 15th. We will be making more copies available in the next few weeks. If you wanted to be notified, make sure you signup at the bottom of this post.

I am about to launch my own premium WordPress theme. It is called GetNoticed! and is based on the principles I share in my New York Times bestseller, Platform: Get Noticed in a Noisy World.

GetNoticed! Screenshot

Andrew Buckman, my web developer, and I built this theme from the ground up. Our goal was to create a theme for anyone wanting to build a personal brand. This includes authors, comedians, speakers, pastors, and corporate executives.

Here are just a few of the features we’ve baked in:

  • Fourteen different custom Mini-Postsannouncements, books, events, links, photos, slides, videos, and more. This enables you to share resources without writing a full blog post.
  • A custom Social Sharebar that not only makes it super-easy for your readers to share your posts on their favorite social networks, but also prominently displays the share counts, providing powerful social authority.

    GetNoticed! ShareBar

  • A custom Recruitment Form that enables you to collect e-mail addresses and build your mailing list. This is essential if you are going to build your platform. (Check out the top of the sidebar to see this in action now.)
  • Several new Sidebar Widgets, so you don’t have to install these as plugins. These include a Social Reach widget, Follow Me widget, Popular Posts, Upcoming Events, and Favorite quotes. (Check out the sidebar to see these in action now.)
  • A specially designed Landing Page Template, that gives you the option of eliminating the navigation that distracts your prospects from buying. It includes a spot for a Countdown widget (for time-limited offers), Buy Buttons for major retailers, Guarantees, and Testimonials. (Here’s an example.)
  • A built-in Event Calendar, which is perfect for public speakers, entertainers, and artists. It automatically pulls in the Event mini-posts and lists them in date order. You can place a list in the sidebar or on your speaking page.
  • A Fat Footer that enables you to redeem this otherwise forgotten real estate to promote your top links, services, products, and resources—or anything else you want. Scroll to the bottom of this page for examples.
  • And lots more …

We’ve also made use of the latest web technologies, so that the theme is responsive and beautiful, whether your readers access your blog via the web, iPad, iPhone, Android, or any other mobile device.

Though we’ve launched the theme on my site, we still have some work to do, including a couple of features for the sharebar that aren’t quite done and some improvements to the way the site renders on the iPad. As soon as we have the kinks worked out, we will move to a limited beta test and then a public rollout. We hope to launch in the next few months.

If you’d like to be notified when the theme is released, please sign-up below. If you are interested in participating in the GetNoticed! beta test, sign-up here as well. You will get the invitation to apply first. (Note: signing up here does not guarantee a slot in the beta program. We will be limiting the number of participants, so that we can adequately support them.) I won’t use this mailing list for any other purpose.

Finally, I am also planning to recruit a GetNoticed! launch team, similar to what I did with my book.) This will enable us to collect additional feedback and help us get the word out.

Final Note: We have not yet announced a launch date. We are hoping to have it out by the end of first quarter of 2013, but it all depends on how the beta test goes.

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  • Benjamin Robinson

    Any word on a launch date?

    • http://michaelhyatt.com/ Michael Hyatt

      No, I’m sorry. Not at this point. Thanks for your interest.

  • ryanlowdermilk

    Wowzer. I’ve been tracking this since December. I work for Microsoft and was hoping to reboot my blog with this theme. Maybe by summer?

    • http://michaelhyatt.com/ Michael Hyatt

      Maybe. We haven’t announced a release date yet. Thanks for your interest.

  • RyanL

    Michael, I enjoyed reading your book. It comes at the perfect time, as I am soon launching a personal website. I really want to buy this theme beforehand though. If it will be out in the next month, I can wait. If it’s going to be over a month, I may go with something else temporarily. Can you say if the launch will be more than or less than a month? Sorry for being impatient, but I admire the design here.

    • http://michaelhyatt.com/ Michael Hyatt

      I’m afraid it will be longer than a month. How much? I am not sure.

  • Rob

    Hi Michael- I have enjoyed your blog and will be launching my blog in the VERY near future- but I want to use the Get Noticed! WordPress Theme so I’m desperate to find out what your release date is! Blessings.

    • http://michaelhyatt.com/ Michael Hyatt

      I’m afraid we haven’t announced a release date yet. We probably won’t until it’s ready to ship. Sorry.

  • Deepak

    Happy To be a beta tester, my site needs a major overhaul and this is the perfect platform!

  • Christina

    Looks great, Mike! How will it integrate with Optimize press for squeeze and sales pages or with LeadPages?

    Christina

  • http://www.donnamaria.com/ Donna Maria Coles Johnson

    Michael, I scrolled through the comments so I would not post a duplicate
    question. I didn’t see this one; forgive me in advance if it’s here somewhere.
    Are there color options with the theme? Yours is great, but has a
    definite masculine feel to it. does the theme includes way to manipulate
    color (and other things) so it can have a more feminine edge? Thanks!

    • http://michaelhyatt.com/ Michael Hyatt

      Yes, indeed. You can control every aspect of the color in the Theme Customizer. See the attached screenshot.

  • Frazer Fearnhead

    Hi Michael your theme appears to be just what I have been looking for. If there are places still available on the beta trial I would like to apply. If not any idea when the full version will be ready as I need to build a new site fairly soon. Thanks

    • http://michaelhyatt.com/ Michael Hyatt

      We shipped 150 copies of our Limited Release Preview on July 15th. We will be making more copies available in the next few weeks. If you wanted to be notified, make sure you signup at the bottom of this post. Thanks.

  • Linda Leow

    Hi Michael, how can I purchase this premium theme of yours ? I am very keen to use it …

    Hear you soon then !

    Best,

    Linda

    • http://michaelhyatt.com/ Michael Hyatt

      We are still in Early Limited Release. It is by invitation only. However, you can sign up in the form on this post to be notified when we have an opening. Thanks.

  • Daniel Bachmann

    Michael, I am awaiting too the release, if you need more beta testers, feel free to include me. I would not find creating some BUZZ around it with my 30k followers.

    • http://michaelhyatt.com/ Michael Hyatt

      I just sent you a private email. Thanks.

  • Michelle Barr

    Hi. I just came across this. Is this theme available for purchase now. I would love more information and when it will be available if not now, and how can I purchase it. Thank you. Michelle

    • http://michaelhyatt.com/ Michael Hyatt

      No we are still in the Limited Early Release. However, if you signup for the notification list, you will be invited in when your turn comes up. Thanks.

  • Murray Peck

    Hi Michael, love the theme, just what I am looking for. Is this available?

    Murray

    • http://michaelhyatt.com/ Michael Hyatt

      It is available as a limited early release. You can send an email to michael@michaelhyatt.com for more information. Thanks.

    • Murray Peck

      Thank you. Email has been sent.

  • Glen Smyth

    Hi Michael…just wondering if there is any further update on when you are going to release the Get Noticed WordPress theme. Really looking forward to being able to purchase one as soon as they are available?

    • http://michaelhyatt.com/ Michael Hyatt

      We’re close. My guess is in the next six weeks.

  • Anita Murpy

    Michael, is this theme still available for purchase?

    • http://michaelhyatt.com/ Michael Hyatt

      At the moment, only to Platform University members.

  • http://www.dennisjsmith.com/ Dennis J. Smith

    Is this theme available now?

  • http://jsbrewster.com Jim Brewster

    I love the theme, Michael! Will it soon be available?

    • http://michaelhyatt.com/ Michael Hyatt

      Yes! It is available now to Platform University members. Otherwise, May 1st.

  • jasonhaas

    I was initially a beta tester but failed to download in time. Now, I’m wishing to purchase the template. Is there any update since it’s a little past the the proposed launch period?

    • http://michaelhyatt.com/ Michael Hyatt

      The only way you can get it now is if you are a Platform University member. If you are not, the public launch is scheduled for May 1.

  • john

    I am interested too.